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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
going to be the point person. so our outstanding hud secretary, shean donovan, who used to be the head of the new york housing authority, so he knows a little bit about new york and building, is going to be our point person. he's going to work with the mayor, the governor, the borough presidents, the county officials to make sure that we come up with a strong, effective plan, and then i'll be working with the members of congress to do everything we can to get the resources needed to rebuild. and i have every confidence that shean will do a great job, so people should feel some confidence about that. let me just close by saying this. i had the opportunity to give some hugs and communicate thoughts and prayers to the moore family. they lost two young sons during the course of this tragedy. obviously, i expressed to them as a father, as a parent, my heartbreak over what they went through. they're still, obviously, a little shell-shocked. but they came here in part because they wanted to say thank you to all the people who had been supportive of them. they in particular mentioned lieutenan
Nov 15, 2012 2:00pm EST
enough, the president also noted that hud secretary shean donovan would be in charge of the federal response in rebuilding communities. he noted fema is on the ground there for recovery, but so many want to know the rebuilding plan that would be in place, especially for the coastal areas where homes were literally washed away. the president is making his second visit to the new york area viewing the devastation. he was there with the governor of new york as well as mayor michael bloomberg who endorsed president obama the very day that he visited this area the first time right after the storm and before the election. we wanted to bring that to you. in the meantime, we're following breaking news out of tell aaviv where warning sirens have been b blaring in response to bombs. they're mobilized tanks and personnel to the gaza border. the israeli military says they have not ruled out a ground assault on the palestinian territory. three israelis were killed today when a rocket fired from the gaza strip hit they are apartment. the israeli defense force says more than 100 rockets have been
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
dealing with these things at fema. but you saw in that video shean donovan, the housing secretary, also given high marks for just kind of technical competence, the kind of president excels at. i think the bigger question is will he be a different kind of leader and president in dealing with congress? one thing we haven't talked about is the meeting with kong gre congressional meeting today. it's that kind of setting and the ongoing relationship with boehner and mcconnell because he's going to have to be a different kind of leader with them. he talked about it in the press conference a bit the other day. he needs to reach out to them the way he's reached out to people on staten island and dealt with the two governors, christie and cuomo, who are two pretty demanding guys as well. and based on their public and private comments have been very happy with the president's leadership and his government. >> i just wonder if it's fair to make a parallel when you look at the president's response to sandy which has had and continues to have just devastating effects on the economy for businesses an
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